Informative Essay: The Role Of Technology In Our Lives

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It is not a secret that, as a society, technology has become a part of our everyday lives. In fact, almost 70 percent of the world 's people own a smart phone and almost 42 percent of the same population owns a tablet. What is technology? Everyone has their own definition of technology regarding on how the technology is use in their life. The Wikipedia define that technology is the collection of techniques, skills, methods, and processes use in the productions of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as in a scientific investigation. Technology can be the knowledge of techniques, processes or it can be embedded in machines which can be operated without detailed knowledge of their workings. The human species ' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped…show more content…
Even Stone Age people used technology in the form of stone tools and the mastery of fire. People two thousand years ago were using screws, levers, pumps, and wheels, all technologies which helped them in their daily lives. Good technology helps us to live our lives with greater convenience. Some technologies can have a very positive effect, but the reverse is also true: we can allow our tools to control our lives, such as letting e-mails or SMS interrupt our sleep, allowing computers to monitor our private lives, or watch helplessly as nuclear plant meltdowns irradiate the planet, there are choices we must make so that technology is a comfort rather than a burden. Everyone appreciates technology at some level; at some other level, technology may become harmful. It is up to each and every one of us to decide what our comfort level is and adopt the technologies that help, and refuse the technologies that needlessly burden our
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